If you haven’t heard of Peter Speake-Marin and his eponymous brand, don’t worry. The as-yet relatively unknown boutique brand is a perennial favorite among watch connoisseurs, but it is certainly still relatively unknown to a broader public.
This will probably change soon as the Bursins, Switzerland-based company has just announced actor Pierce Brosnan as its celebrity spokesperson. You may recall, close to a year ago I published a speculative story regarding this after stumbling across some Instagram photos on Brosnan’s account. Since then, the actor has been seen wearing his Speake-Marin Resilience in a multitude of photos across all forms of social media.
“I met Peter on the set of a film in which he was a consultant for a character who was a watchmaker,” Brosnan explains. “We spoke briefly; we both love what we do, and myself as a lover of watches I appreciated his genuine passion and subsequent designs. I acquired one of his timepieces and a dialogue ensued. When Peter asked me to be an ambassador for his work it was a simple answer.”
The first photo shoot for the new ambassador took place a few months ago in New York City and was shot by Swiss photographer Marco Grob. I’m sure you will agree these portraits are stunning.
In my opinion, Brosnan makes for an ideal ambassador for the brand with his mature good looks and obvious grace. I’ll be excited to see what comes of this partnership. If you’d like to see some original photography of recent Speake-Marin releases, please read Give Me Five! Speake-Marin and First Live Photos Of New Speake-Marin Watches Pre-Baselworld 2014.
Elizabeth Doerr is the editor-in-chief of Quill & Pad, an online magazine.